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Okatre
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Room was noisy because of street noise. Housekeeping never came back although they didn't make up the room when I was out during the morning. Restaurant was overpriced. Bathroom was tight and awkward to use.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear AnnehV2204ZF: Well I am certainly disappointed to read your review about your recent stay with us. We strive to ensure every guest leaves with very positive memories but clearly that did not happen in your case. For that I am very sorry. It is our standard policy that when a guest has a "do not disturb" sign on their...

Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Perfect location. Excellent restaurants and bars surround the hotel. The staff was very accommodating and super friendly. They go out of their way to make sure your visit is the best it can be. I highly recommend this hotel. You will love La Jolla. Lots of other attractions to visit and see. We had a wonderful time.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Thank you, Stephen, for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review about your recent stay. We are proud of the reputation we have established in the La Jolla community and are glad to hear your stay was both comfortable and memorable. We strive for excellence at every opportunity so your comments are very important to us. Thank you...

Tucson
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We always enjoy staying at the Grande Colonial! The service is amazing, the rooms are beautiful and comfortable. You always have the perfect staff who want to make your stay pleasant! We are frequent guests and would not stay anywhere else! Keep up the great work!!

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Ferenas2015: Welcome Back! Thank you so very much for choosing to stay with us during your most recent and prior visits to La Jolla. It's always great to hear from our repeat guests about how much they enjoy the hotel and, particularly, our staff. I very much appreciate your recognition of the service you have received. Our team members...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Booked this based on other reviews. On arrival we were upgraded to a Large Ocean view room with a siting area. Room very comfortable. Bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept on. Only odd thing room had no mirror other than in bathroom. 2nd night also had noise from next room to us, walls must be pretty...

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear 984Lou93: A big (and belated) Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for celebrating your special day with us. So happy to hear how much you enjoyed the visit. Our hotel is indeed perfectly situated for those who want to walk and explore the renowned Village of La Jolla. There is so much to see and do from the miles of...

Rochester
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Stayed in a regular village view King room. Room was clean, spacious, and comfortable. Bathroom was a little cramped, but functional. Only real complaint is that the shower head was really low (I'm 5'3" and it was comfortable but 5'8" boyfriend had trouble washing his hair). Initially, we were concerned about our room being extremely close to the lobby, but...

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Carole395: Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I appreciate your positive feedback about our staff. We certainly take great pride in our staff and I'm so happy that came through during your visit. I'm sorry about the low shower head in your bathroom. I'll have our team take a look at them and see...

Ecuador
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Located in the heart of La Jolla, this area is plenty of nice restaurants and bars. Rooms are very nice, furniture and the best the confortable bed. Breakfast was fantastic, fresh food, different options and good prices. Love this little hotel, promising will get back with my fiance

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear JMBV: Thanks for taking the time to post comments about your recent stay at the Grande Colonial. You certainly traveled a great distance from Ecuador and I'm glad the experience was so memorable. I'm happy to hear how much you appreciated our history and natural beauty. We celebrated our 100 year anniversary just a couple of years ago and...

New Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 28 May 2015

My second trip to La Jolla and didn't even consider alternatives as this was a family trip. Grand Colonial was perfect. Defect sized rooms, great neighbourhood, lots of Restaurants close by, and the beautiful blue ocean.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Uday from New Delhi: We are so happy to have had the opportunity to have you and your family stay with us while visiting the United States from India. Thank you for choosing our hotel for not only your first trip to La Jolla, but your second, as well. We are glad you and your family enjoyed the hotel,...

Orange
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Wonderful historical structure with a rich and fascinating history. Great location to retreat and find beach access. Can walk everywhere from hotel. Decor is attractive and the rooms are awesome, well kept, and homey with a touch of class. Bed is very comfortable and had slept like a baby. Super staff and accommodating valet. First stay and plan to come...

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Shiroflex. Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip down from Orange. We know you have many choices of hotels and we are thrilled that you chose to give us a chance. Whether visiting for business or for pleasure, we will always provide you with a cozy bed and an amazing location to retreat...

Edison, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This was my second trip to La Jolla and the Grande Colonial- and i'll come back again. this place was built around 1925. it's old, but well maintained. lots of character. staff was exceptional, very caring and involved. they were also a good source of restaurant and bar options on town. free internet and free bottled water in the room...

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Hops_Culture: Welcome back. It's always nice to hear from our repeat guests. And I'm delighted to hear that your second visit was as memorable as your first. I promise your third visit will be even better. I'm also glad to hear of your appreciation for our historic charm. We are indeed just over 100 years old (celebrated our Centennial...

Fountain Valley
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The hotel was very pleasant. The particular room we had was very small but had a beautiful view. I would like to have had more information on the rooms before making the reservation because there is a wide variation in room size for very little difference in price.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear jameskK8157AL: I appreciate your five star rating and review about your recent stay with us. We are certainly not your typical "cookie cutter" hotel and do offer many different types of guest rooms, each providing a different shape, size and view. So the next time you do visit, give us a call and we'll find you a room that...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the seaside Village of La Jolla, just 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego, the Four Diamond Grande Colonial offers classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel. For more than a century, the Grande Colonial has been one of the most esteemed hotels in San Diego. But beyond the turn of the century architecture, our true hallmark is our warm, friendly staff and gracious service. We take pride in preserving the heritage laid down by our founders more than 100 years ago by providing the finest experience in first class accommodations. And just as those founders envisioned in 1913, the Grande Colonial remains today a classic hotel that rivals anything in the West. Commanding views of the California coastline, the Grande Colonial overlooks the shores of the Pacific Ocean and is ideally located just steps away from miles of beautiful beaches renowned to Southern California. Within walking distance are world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment and within a short drive are an abundance of golf, recreation and visitor attractions.The hotel features 93 air-conditioned, non-smoking guest rooms and suites (some with fully-equipped kitchens and fireplaces). With its ideal location, gracious service and environment of extraordinary comfort, the Grande Colonial hotel provides the ideal destination for travelers to La Jolla. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grande Colonial La Jolla

Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4198
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $294 - $405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grande Colonial La Jolla 4*
Number of rooms: 93
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#2 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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